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Schloss Hohenschwangau

Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Castles
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The yellow Gothic castle in which King Ludwig II spend his childhood.
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New York
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57 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Although the exterior of this castle isn't as romantic as Neuschwanstein, the interior is much more interesting and extensive. Both are worth visiting but Hohenschwangau is less crowded.

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Vilseck, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

If you take the trip to visit, Neuschwanstein Castle, then you MUST come to the castle as well! My family and I found that we actually enjoyed the tour through this castle because it was filled with more stories and was actually completely built (unlike Neuschwanstein). Our tour guide was wonderful and made the visit really enlightening! I would recommend... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It is definitely worth visiting this castle before climbing up to Neuschwandstein. The tour gives you an insight into the history of the area and the background of King Ludwig and his plans for Neuschwandstein. Our guide told us the history with a smattering of German humour to keep us awake. Although not as impressive as Neuschwandstein the castle is... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Before you head up to any of the castles, remember to purchase the tickets at the office before climbing up. The walk up can takes about 10 mins on a slow pace, and may be a little challenging for elderly. The view whilst walking up is very scenic, you get to see Castle Neuschwanstein from afar. You have to wait... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Today my family and I made our way to Hohenschwangau. The Schloss is very beautiful. We did the audio tour. I was very disappointed. We were herded in like cattle. The guide waited until everyone was in the room before starting the audio (we each had a head set and the guide controlled when in started), so everyone was crammed... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Romantic residence, situated directly opposite the castle of Neuschwanstein was built by King Maximilian II of Bavaria. Here grew his famous son Ludwig.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

A we had a time limit, we took other travelers advise and took the tour of this castle, and walked up to the other one just to see from outside. We had great weather and the view was breathtaking. The restaurants seemed like one big tourist trap so we took our dinner elsewhere...

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La Vernia, Texas
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Not near the structure of the castle on the hill but very large historical site overlooking the lake. Great pics of the lake are available from this castle.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

While this castle is overshadowed by Neuschawanstein, it is worth going inside and seeing the exquisite rooms and truly beautiful castle!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I think I enjoyed this more than Neuschwanstein, which came as a surprise to me. (Newschwanstein was never complete though & kind of kooky decor...) It was far less crowded, as most people in town are on a day trip and choose to see the other castle. Lovely decorations and the tour guide was very good with interesting facts to... More

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